Herbert Riehl

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Herbert Riehl (March 30, 1915 – June 1, 1997) was a German-born American meteorologist who is widely regarded as the father of tropical meteorology.[1] He is well known for his work with Joanne Simpson on the importance of hot towers, and their critical role in transport of energy out of the tropics via the Hadley Circulation.


Dr. Riehl wrote the first textbook on tropical meteorology.


  1. ^ Gray, W. (1998). "Dr. Herbert Riehl". Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 67 (1-4): 3–4. doi:10.1007/BF01277498.